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of Paradise, by David Corbett : This novel kept me spell-bound from cover to cover. Based
in El Salvador, the novel provides an insight into why a number of the Central and South
American democracies do not function very well and the USA's influence on them.
Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child, by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein : A must-read for people with children.
Though the book is repetitive at times and the subject matter perhaps could be discussed
in a much shorter book (atleast I think so :-)), the authors provide a clear recipe for
use when bringing up children. The approach suggested for dealing with kids I think works
and will be a good addition to your parenting skills to help raise what they call
"resilient" kids -- kids who have sufficient confidence and trust in their
abilities to deal with all that life presents them with.
Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell : Finally I got round to reading this insightful book. No
matter what your background, you must read this book. The theories expanded upon
in this book around The Law of the Few regarding Mavens, Connectors and Salesmen, The
Stickiness Factor and The Power of Context are well thought out and will definitely make
an impact on your life.
Chain, by Eliyahu Goldratt : This is another book by the author of The
Goal (see below). Again in a novel format with the same theories as in that book
expanded and adjusted to fit the area of Project Management. This is definitely a good
read for anyone managing software projects.
Goal, by Eliyahu Goldratt : I call this a "business novel". The book is
engrossing, easily readable and I read through the book in one sitting reading late into
the night. Though couched in novel format, the book attempts to explain a theory for
manufacturing processes. The ideas are probably applicable universally. Good read for
anyone in software development too.